Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 has a greatly expanded cast over the first film with character such as Mantis and Ego the Living Planet joining the fray, as well as characters from the first film such as Yondu and Nebula joining the team itself.
But perhaps there may have been one more new addition to the film, that was evidently cut out from the film very early on in the process.
James Gunn revealed that early on when he was still writing the story treatment, as well as Mantis and Ego, there was a third new character that reportedly had a fairly major role in the film. This character was cut out before the treatment was finished and so never appeared in any subsequent version of the script.
According to Gunn:
“I’ll say one major thing that happened during the treatment phase, not even during the script phase, during the treatment phase there was another character that was a major character. That was a part of the treatment. Although it kind of worked generally in the story, I got to the place where there were too many characters. I think Civil War handles a lot of characters really well, but they’re minor characters, and in this movie, every character has their own arc. Their own thing. And I thought it was one character too many, so I took one of the characters out of the story about half way through the treatment phase. But the eventual 70-page treatment, which is what it was, is what this movie is, and it has changed very, very little. And there’s been almost no changes in the past three or four months before shooting; minor, minor lines here and there. We did rehearsals and some things I changed because of that. Now, who knows, we may get into post and go “oh my God, let’s change everything,” I hope that isn’t the case, but I’ve been really fortunate.”
It’s quite interesting to wonder who this mystery character would have been, though in fairness we’re likely to find out once the film is released and the cast and crew can be more open about the story.
Who do you guys this mystery character for Vol.2 would have been? Sound off in the comments below!